Coke’s extradition fight delayed

The motion filed by West Kingston
strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke challenging the extradition proceeding
against him States, has been delayed again.

Coke’s attorney Don Foote would
only say Wednesday’s hearing was put off due to unforeseen circumstances.

The matter was adjourned last week
after Minister of Justice Dorothy Lightbourne filed an affidavit to Foote who
said he needed time in which to respond.

Coke is wanted by the United States
to face gun and drug trafficking charges. It was the signing of his arrest
warrant that sparked attacks by gunmen on security forces and the ensuing State
of Emergency.

He is seeking a Judicial Review of
the decision by the justice minister, giving the authority to proceed with
extradition proceedings against him.

The case before the Supreme Court
does not prevent the police from executing the arrest warrant against him.

Coke has managed to elude several
attempts by the security forces to arrest him.

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